Dr. Erika Putnam,

Advocate for Health & Healing

“People are physical, chemical, and emotional,
and we are only as strong as we proactively
keep those systems healthy.”

Meet Dr. Erika Putnam, Chiropractor

Dr. Putnam moved to Whitefish in the fall of 2016. Originally from a small town outside of Boise, Idaho, she was drawn to Whitefish after coming here to write each fall for many years. She brings with her over 20 years of experience in the chiropractic field, a RYT 500 hour yoga instructor certification and a true passion for wellness.

Dr. Putnam is a 1995 graduate of Western States Chiropractic College and uses a variety of chiropractic techniques. Each client’s care is approached on a individual basis depending on preferences and clinical assessment.

She uses a broad and holistic approach to treat spinal and extremity conditions. Care may include manual manipulation, diversified adjustments, activator, trigger point therapy, massage, extremity manipulation, ultrasound, electrical therapy, taping, bracing, postural rehabilitation, yoga, orthotics or other techniques dependent on age, weight, occupation, health history, and tolerance of the patient.

The Bend has a private yoga studio where Dr. Putnam helps chiropractic patients recover by engaging them in exercise instruction or yoga to prevent injuries from reoccuring and to improve overall strength and flexibility.

She advocates for healing in a pro-active environment that includes physical, emotional and energetic well being. 

Outside of work Dr. Putnam enjoys road biking, hiking, hunting, outdoor sporting, snowshoeing, cooking, yoga, writing, babies and her dogs Zen and Carhartt. 

For thoughts on chiropractic care, yoga and life in Montana, follow her blog, Bones & Breath.

Studio Mixes Yoga, Chiropractic Care for Stress Relief

Click here to read the story from the Whitefish Pilot. Article and photo by Heidi Desch.

Meet Zen & Carhartt

Zen and Carhartt live in the woods with Dr. Putnam. They are Wirehaired Vizsla’s. They are bird dogs and need a lot of activity. To stay in tip top shape they get adjusted regularly and are big fans of animal chiropractic. They have standing adjustments on Monday’s.